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Degree Certificates and Transcripts

** Due to the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to process any requests for paper copies of transcripts or degree certificates until further notice**

** Update for 14 April 2021 – We are still unable to resume our print services and will not be able to process any requests for paper copies of transcripts or degree certificates until further notice**

** The easing of lockdown restrictions will enable us to plan on our gradual return to the office.  Our priority upon our return will be to process all outstanding degree certificates and transcripts for the July 2020, October 2020, November 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021 and May 2021 congregations. Once processed, these will be sent to the Colleges for onward distribution.**

 If you wish to have access to your official transcript electronically and share it on-line with other organisations for job applications and other education institutes you can access this via Digitary - further information is available here; 

Degree certificates are now available online for all that  have graduated in absence since March 2020.  All those who graduated in absence between March 2020 and July 2020 should have received an email advising them how to access their certificate.  If you have not received an email  please email certificates are not available to anyone who graduated prior to March 2020.

Those who have graduated in absence from October 2020 onwards will receive an email within 10 working days of the ceremony advising them how to access their online certificate.  Paper copies of certificates and transcripts will now not be sent to graduands until after the current lockdown for the October and November 2020 ceremonies.

It is not possible to get a degree certificate from Cambridge unless a degree has been conferred (awarded) either in person or in absence at a degree ceremony.


All students are normally issued with one free paper copy of their degree certificate upon graduation; however, this is not possible during the current lockdown (please see note above).

One free paper copy of your academic transcript will also normally be posted to you within four weeks following congregation; however, this is not possible during the current lockdown (please see note above).


The instructions below are only relevant when the lockdown period is over and staff have returned to the office.

Ordering additional or replacement copies

Please read all of the information on these pages carefully before placing your order.

Paper copies of transcripts and degree certificates can be ordered via our Online Store. Please click on the links in the table below to access the Online Store:

Academic transcripts (graduated in 2006 or earlier? Please read this first)

£25 (further copies within the same order can be purchased for £10 each)

Replacement degree certificates (original)

£15 per degree

Alternative design degree certificates

£40 per degree

DHL delivery service

£15 per address

Owing to high demand it may take up to 28 working days to dispatch transcripts and replacement certificates. Alternative degree certificates may take up to three months to dispatch. To ensure a fair service we are unable to expedite orders.

If your name has changed and you wish to update this on your certificate or transcript please contact, attaching a scanned copy of your passport ID page before placing your order.

Applications for copies of degree certificates and transcripts must be made by the student/former student themselves. Requests for copies of degree certificates or transcripts by a third party will not be actioned.

The Student Registry has no connection with GCSE / A-Level examinations or overseas examinations. These are administered by Cambridge Assessment (previously known as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate). For information on these topics (including past exam results) please visit the Cambridge Assessment website.

DHL Delivery Service

There is also an option for a DHL delivery service at an additional cost of £15.00 per address. This service is strongly recommended to ensure safe delivery. The University does not accept responsibility for items lost in transit.

This is available to purchase on the Online Store as a separate item which you can add to your basket. Where multiple deliveries are required, the £15.00 is payable for each different address.